ARSON: Northern District -- Police today continued to search for the person who set fire to the back of a house in the 3000 block of Darby St. early yesterday. Police said the fire at 3022 Darby St., in the lower end of Hampden near Druid Hill Park, spread to the exterior of at least three adjacent dwellings, forcing several people to evacuate their homes. The fire, which went to two alarms, was reported shortly after 4 a.m. It was declared under control before 5 a.m. Police said no injuries were reported. Police said the damaged dwellings were among the original houses that were occupied by workers at mills that were built near the Jones Falls during the late 1800s. Police said anyone with information about the fire should call at 396-2455.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Delores Sparrow, of the 1500 block of W. Lanvale St., reported that during an incident in the 300 block of N. Gilmor St., a youth in his mid-teens pointed a handgun at her and threatened to shoot. Police said Sparrow was not injured and that the armed youth was being sought.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Officials of the Royal Light Baptist Church in the 1500 block of N. Fulton Ave. reported that someone broke into the building through a window and removed various pieces of property. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Craiger Sellman, of the 2200 block of Woodbrook Ave., reported that he was walking in the 500 block of Doswell Ave. about 4 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by three youths, one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of $3 in cash and nearly $7 worth of fried chicken he was carrying.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 200 block of N. Bruce St. between 4 and 5 p.m. yesterday and removed nearly $400 worth of appliances. Police said entry was gained through a rear window.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 200 block of W. Mulberry St. reported that someone broke into his apartment through a side window and removed stereo receiving equipment from the living room. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a medical building in the 800 block of Park Ave. and entered the offices of at least six physicians. Police said office equipment, a clock radio and other personal and professional property was removed. Police said the break-in occurred between Saturday and Monday and that the value of what was taken was not immediately known.
THEFT: Central District -- Damon Carter, a resident of West Virginia, reported that while his 1986 Honda was parked in the first block of W. Monument St. yesterday between 8 and 10 a.m., someone broke into the vehicle and removed stereo radio equipment and a camera. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Robert Wunder, of the 200 block of Oak Court in Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, reported he was in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. when he was assaulted by a man who ripped off the gold necklace he was wearing. Police said the necklace was valued at $800.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that a man entered the 12th-floor law offices of Hall Levy & Marino in the first block of E. Baltimore St. and removed checks made out for more than $900. Police said a man known by employees of the firm is suspected of stealing the checks.
THEFT: Central District -- Verlon E. Mills, of the 5300 block of Ethelbert Ave., reported that someone broke into the trunk of his 1984 Cadillac while it was parked in the 2100 block of N. Howard St. and removed nearly $250 in cash.
THEFT: Central District -- David Roop, of the 2100 block of N. Charles St., told police that someone broke into his 1988 Nissan Sentra while the vehicle was parked in the first block of E. 20th St. over the weekend and removed a 35mm camera, a fur coat and an alarm clock. Police said the property was valued at $600 and that entry was gained by breaking a window.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Anthony Harris, of the 4900 block of Grindon Ave., reported that someone broke into his car while the vehicle was parked near his home and removed $2 in coins. Later, police arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the theft and were holding him at the Eastern District pending theft charges.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Doris Robinson, of the 1500 block of E. 28th St., reported that she was walking near her home about 7 a.m. yesterday when she was accosted by two men who robbed her of the purse she was carrying after one of the men placed an object in her back. Police said the men fled on foot with $400 in cash.